IR-2012-13, Jan. 31, 2012 – The IRS and Justice Department today announced the results of a massive national sweep cracking down on suspected identity theft perpetrators as part of a stepped-up effort against refund fraud and identity theft.
IR-2012-11, Jan. 27, 2012 — Millions of Americans who earned $49,078 or less may be able to take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit. Taxpayers should look into the credit to see if they qualify, especially if their financial, marital and parental statuses have changed recently.
IR-2012-7, Jan. 17, 2012 — The IRS opened the 2012 electronic tax return filing season today with a reminder to taxpayers that e-file remains the best way to get fast refunds and ensure accurate tax returns.
IR-2012-6, Jan. 11, 2012 — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson released her annual report to Congress, identifying the combination of the IRS’s expanding workload and declining resources as the most serious problem facing taxpayers.
IR-2012-5, Jan. 9, 2012 — The IRS reopened the offshore voluntary disclosure program to help people hiding offshore accounts get current with their taxes and announced the collection of more than $4.4 billion so far from the two previous international programs.
IR-2012-4, Jan. 6, 2012 — The Internal Revenue Service today released a new set of tax gap estimates for tax year 2006. The tax gap is defined as the amount of tax liability faced by taxpayers that is not paid on time.